Monday, May 19, 2014

The Definition of Silence

It was really irritating at first. I later read that Japanese use silence to avoid conflicts when they want to reject you. But  I am pretty sure overseas counterparts would greatly appreciate a discussion before concluding that it is not possible in a business scenario.

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  1. Hahaha japanese and their awkward social relations, they never fail to amaze the rest of the world jojojo.

    When I saw this video I thought, man, it may sound funny and yeah a bit exagerated but still, so true

    9gag.tv/p/aVnjxB/but-we-re-speaking-japanese-日本語喋-る-だけ

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    1. Haha I saw the video on my FB wall too and shared it XDDD
      I look Asian and have a decent Japanese accent, so most sales think I am Japanese... unfortunately they speak too fast and I would ask them to repeat... (some will then understand I am foreigner and some will think why this Japanese couldn't catch it)

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  2. He-he, some Asian people are trying to be polite so they do not reject proposal directly. The most annoying thing is when Asian businessman is showing interest to Your project, even if he already decided to reject it, but he is doing it because politeness. That is time wasting, and I do not like such type of people.

    That one is a good one, thanks :)

    ewww...

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    1. Well if you deal with Singaporeans, we reject it without hesitation XD
      We are very practical and westernised in terms of that :P

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    2. Ha-ha ... based on Your blog, You can not reject single ice-cream cone. Wondering, how would You reject a businessman with two ice-cream cones in each hand (-___p)
      Yeah, very practical.

      ewww...

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    3. LOL I don't reject two things: Money and Free food XDDDD

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